I honestly had no idea where to put this because it's such a broad scope I'm looking at and extremely overwhelmed right now. So lets start with the main event of this thread. I need help determining which birds I should breed and raise to provide myself at least a poor man's lifestyle, if I can make enough money to expand into my own home that would be FANTASTIC because I would love to branch out but I'm being overly realistic...if I can not starve to death on it that's good enough for me. I live in a trailer park, with my rapidly ageing parents who have serious chronic diseases, which is pretty laid back on the rules as long as you keep what you do indoors, so the birds in question need to be indoor raised, which eliminates Chickens, Turkeys, and the sort that have to be raised in a backyard. The Details of the situation. I'm 33 years old, mentally disabled and completely unemployable by conventional means, I'm also in California and far from ranches that might be willing to hire me on....even if I was near them, I struggle with human contact enough to impress upon people my skills and abilities like my obsession with detail especially when it comes to animal welfare. Before you ask, even fast food joints have turned me down for a job and I've been searching non-stop since I was 18 for employment...it WRECKS a person mentally and emotionally to be rejected that badly. I'm in fact fighting Agoraphobia now on top of everything else because of it. So needless to say I'm in a pretty desperate situation, with no real skills except exemplary animal care skills. I live in a small town in the middle of a desert where animals go where their owners go, so pet sitting isn't a viable operation either sadly. Which brings me to using those exceptional skills to raise animals. I get attached so, killing I'll do if I HAVE TO, but it'll take a toll because I don't like killing things if I don't have to especially if I love them, and I figure I can kill a bird easier then say a rabbit...because....overly cute. So while I'd like to raise birds that don't require me to kill them, I will do it if it's between my life and it's life. That being said, thank you so much for even looking at this thread because I know I'm seeking ideas from strangers. I just keep running back and forth about which birds would best suit my needs of survival and thought with the fact everything I research brings me back here to very knowledgeable and friendly people, that I'd give it a try presenting my situation and seeing what other people think. Sadly I don't have anyone I know who could help me in this because they're all computer scientists, Taxi drivers, medical van drivers and in general human oriented people. Oh and I'm pretty hands on, so I intend to build my own incubator, and cages....if that helps any.